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WORD ORIGIN

1510s, "of the highest regions of the atmosphere," from ether + -al (1); extended sense of "light, airy" is from 1590s. Meaning "spiritlike, immaterial" is from 1640s. Related: Ethereally.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ETHEREALNESS

delicacies

noundaintiness, fineness of structure
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